For so many of our mothers, daughters and sisters around the world, pregnancy and child birth may be life threatening experiences. As we house new life within our bodies, our dreams of family and who this child will become begin to take shape. During my pregnancy, I never once thought that I could potentially lose my life in this process. This is the reality for so many women who endure the challenge of giving birth without trained birth attendants or even proper antenatal care to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
In this space, I honor the experience of motherhood around the world and hope that in some small way, we can all take part in making this process safer and healthier for everyone.